Current TV's web site has a section on producer training. Cool.
- Production Tips
- Storytelling :: help from Ira Glass, Xeni Jardin, Sarah Vowell, Orville Schell, Robert Redford and more
- Journalism :: help from Sean Penn
- Gear Selection
My advice? Start with Sean Penn. Its Penn's focus is more on people who want to break a story on pesticides in Mexico than people who want to produce next generation kayaking videos, but he captures the zeitgeist. I stumbled into this after seeing the Ira Glass's presentation on story telling. Anyone who needs to communicate can benefit from this material on storytelling. Don't miss Sarah Vowell (see above) who nails the importance of editing, not the technique, but the value, the need for obsession.
Its not enough to have an interesting life.
You have to have interesting things to say.
Links are provided to a number of resources I did not even know I was looking for.